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The Toymaker, the Doll and the Devil (1910)

There is a maker of lay-figures, a gay old party who half falls in love with his own creations of pretty women and gay soubrettes. He has a son who follows in his father's footsteps. There ... See full summary »

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There is a maker of lay-figures, a gay old party who half falls in love with his own creations of pretty women and gay soubrettes. He has a son who follows in his father's footsteps. There is a young apprentice with ambitions for the stage, who is very much in love with an orphan ward of his employer. The ward is unwillingly betrothed to the good-for-nothing son. The old man has built a wonderful soubrette figure which it is his ambition to imbue with life. Then comes a fancy dress ball, which all the town people attend. The old man and his son dress themselves up and join the revelry. The little ward has nothing to wear and cannot go, until the apprentice suddenly conceives the brilliant idea of borrowing the clothes from the beautiful soubrette figure and dressing his sweetheart in them. When the old toy-maker sees her at the ball, accompanied by the young man dressed as Mephistopheles, he is convinced that he sees his own creation and the Devil. Rushing frantically from the ball, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 November 1910 (USA)  »

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